Why would Teixeira swing at a borderline 3-1 pitch with the Yanks down three runs when he's leading off the 9th inning? A walk is just as good or even better than a hit in that spot. All you want to do is get on base. Your run means nothing. Valverde can be wild. So Tex swings at a 3-1 pitch and then swings at a 3-2 pitch out of the strike zone. Very frustrating to watch. And selfish......and symptomatic.
Way to go Granderson. Get a freaking hit once in a blue moon would ya?? And Joba, thanks again for BEING YOU
He's very unclutch. I'll give you that. This isn't the first time he's come up in a spot like that and failed to come through. I remember a weak grounder to first in a similar spot in another game (Cincinnati).
I was hoping Ichiro could score on that play. He's supposed to be amazingly fast. He's the tying run. Two outs. Double into the corner. I thought he was going to score.